KHCF, KHCC highlight 2021 achievements

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AMMAN — King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) on Wednesday announced their 2021 achievements and presented their work supporting cancer patients, providing comprehensive treatment and expanding scientific research, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

HRH Princess Ghida Talal, chairperson of the foundation and center, emphasized that KHCF’s and KHCC’s efforts are devoted to transforming the reality of cancer in the region, with the goal of a cancer-free future.

One of most notable accomplishments in 2021 was the announcement that a new KHCC branch will be established in Aqaba, with the aim of alleviating the burden of distance for residents in southern Jordan seeking medical treatment.

Additionally, KHCC began providing outpatient services in the Oncology Center at Al-Basheer Hospital, after having taken responsibility for supervision, management and full operation of the department through an agreement with Jordan’s Ministry of Health.

In the area of scientific research, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah honored nine recipients of the 2021 King Hussein Award for Cancer Research. The award aims to encourage and strengthen cancer research in the Arab world; 111 researchers from 15 Arab countries participated in its first year.

Princess Ghida said that KHCC had many great medical achievements in 2021, including continuing providing treatment to 23,100 patients and taking in 5,580 new patients. The highly trained staff at KHCC also successfully performed 220 bone marrow transplants and Jordan’s first cryogenic kidney cancer freezing procedure.

Thanks to the generosity of donors supporting the KHCF mission, the cost of treatment of 712 underprivileged patients was covered through the Goodwill and Zakat funds over the course of 2021.

The Jordan Breast Cancer Program continued its efforts to encourage and raise awareness to the importance of early detection, and 21,000 women from across Jordan had mammograms in 2021. Additionally, 29,434 new subscribers joined KHCF’s Cancer Care Insurance (CCI) program.

HRH Princess Ghida was appointed by Royal Decree to serve as chairperson of KHCF and KHCC 20 years ago.

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